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 Gandhi: In the Midst of DarknessGandhi: In the Midst of Darkness by Rene Wadlow
 Obama's Nobel Speech by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
This year when the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to confer its much cherished Peace Prize on President Barack Husain Obama, many people were caught by surprise, including the president himself. After all, Obama has just become the president of
 Writing on the Wall by Gush Shalom
The writing on the wall – I saw it in Sheikh Jarrah, sitting on the floor of the detainee car, looking through the barsHow I was detained and interrogated for expressing solidarity with the expelled Palestinians.- Ofra Ben Artz
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 Gaza: A two-year siege by Yacov I. Claude
One more murderous clash on the Gaza border, this past Monday, reminding us how explosive the situation remains there. 4 killed, 12 wounded among the Palestinians, no losses on the Israeli side. Inside the Strip, out of a list of 4,000 « auth
 10 Ways to Kill Fatah by Gush Shalom
979 DAYS HAVE passed since the soldier Gilad Shalit was taken prisoner. On any one of these days it would have been possible to free him for the price fixed by Hamas right from the beginning: 450 "important" Palestinian prisoners, in add
 Innocent lives caught in war - Gaza by Saberi Roy
Nearly 1000 people have been killed in Gaza with thousands wounded and political leaders, Nobel laureates, activists have demanded a ceasefire in Gaza, which has now been voted for, maybe a bit too late. During the entire operation, Israel has con
 The Boss Has Gone Mad by Gush Shalom
169 YEARS before the Gaza War, Heinrich Heine wrote a premonitory poem of 12 lines, under the title “To Edom”. The German-Jewish poet was talking about Germany, or perhaps all the nations of Christian Europe. This is what he wrote (in
 Spot the Difference by Gush Shalom
A MAN was asked about his sons. “I have three,” he said, “but one of them is a complete idiot.”“Which one?” they asked.“Take your pick,” he replied.In 51
 Tzipi's Nation-State by Gush Shalom
IT SOUNDS like an invented story. And indeed it is.In this tale, an American politician gets up and declares: The United States was founded by British Protestants who were persecuted in Europe for their Puritan beliefs. The
 MEMO FOR OBAMA by Gush Shalom
For: the President-Elect, Mr. Barack Obama.From: Uri Avnery, Israel.The following humble suggestions are based on my 70 years of experience as an underground fighter, special forces soldier in the
 Barak Ovadya, Candidate by Gush Shalom
THE ISRAELI OBAMA. What will he look like, the Israeli counterpart of Barack Obama? What will be his attributes?That is a tantalizing question. It goes without saying that one cannot construct a human being according to a reci
 Eyes Wide Shut by Gush Shalom
THE DAY before yesterday, two documents appeared side by side in Haaretz: a giant advertisement from the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and the results of a public opinion poll.The proximity was accidental, but to t
 Non-violence: In Tune With The Infinite by Rene Wadlow
 It Can Happen Here by Gush Shalom
THE GERMAN name Sternhell means bright as the stars. The name fits: the positions of Professor Ze'ev Sternhell indeed stand out sharply against the darkness of the sky. He warns against Israeli fascism. This week, Israeli fascists laid a pipe-
 Fly, Tzipora, fly! by Gush Shalom
THE POLLS were wrong, as usual. And in a big way. As usual.Instead of winning by a huge margin, as predicted until the very last moment by all the polls, she just squeaked through. Of the 72 thousand or so registered Kadima members, on
 Tzipi's Choice by Gush Shalom
AS AN ISRAELI, I am ashamed. An incumbent Prime Minister has been compelled to resign because of personal corruption. How awful!As an Israeli, I am proud. An incumbent Prime Minister has been compelled to resign because of per
 Lonely Rider by Gush Shalom
AT THE funeral of Abie Nathan, I said to myself: the Israel-as-it-is takes its leave from the Israel-as-it-could-have-been.From the state that we dreamed of when it was founded. A state where moral considerations govern both d
 The Devil's Hoof by Gush Shalom
I WAS shocked when I read the headline in Haaretz. It quoted Sari Nusseibeh as saying "There is no Room for Two", meaning two states between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan.What? Has Nusseibeh abandoned his supp
 The Anger, the Longing, the Hope by Gush Shalom
ONE OF the wisest pronouncements I have heard in my life was that of an Egyptian general, a few days after Anwar Sadat's historic visit to Jerusalem.We were the first Israelis to come to Cairo, and one of the things we wer
 Different Planets by Gush Shalom
I SPENT the whole day flipping between the Israeli channels and Aljazeera.It was an eerie experience: in a fraction of a second I could switch between two worlds, but all the channels reported on exactly the same occasion. In
 Gaza, Mediterranea - 3 week cease-fire - open the doors! by Yacov I. Claude
Gaza, besieged for more than a year now, is 1,300 km from Athens as the crow flies, 2,300 km from Rome, and 3,000 km from Algiers and the South of France. Can this distance from Western capitals be what accounts for the confounding silence of the
 Satan's Counsel by Gush Shalom
It was just a passing conversation, but it has stuck in my memory.It was soon after the Six-Day War. I was coming out of the main hall of the Knesset, after making a speech calling for the immediate establishment of a Palestinian state
 Israeli-Hamas Truce: A New Deal by Rene Wadlow
The truce between the Israeli government and the Hamas-led authorities of the Gaza strip began on Thursday morning 19 June 2008. The truce was mediated by Egypt and holds the possibility for new relationships if strong follow-up measures are take
 Ending the Strangelove Scenario: A New Commission on Nuclear Disarmament by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is exuding confidence on the international stage. He has recently made a series of statements on a range of foreign policy initiatives, suggesting much promise. His report card is, however, a mixed one
 American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 3 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Allegations of Israeli Terrorism Israel plays an important role in American politics. So strong is the power and influence of the pro-Israeli Lobby that no politician can afford to appear anti-Israel by quest
 Demonstration at sea: Gaza: Stop the siege, let the ceasefire sail! by Gush Shalom
Monday morning, June 16, between 10.15 am and 11.30amSailing from the Herzliya Marina dock In solidarity & simultaneous with protest sailing by Gaza Fishermen Israeli peace activists will convene on Monday Jun
 100 Acorns - 100 Days of Conceptual Instructions by Yoko Ono by Alexandra Pereira
Grapefruit, the book of conceptual instructions by Yoko Ono, was first published in 1964, 44 years ago. Grapefruit was an incredibly humoristic, provocative, refreshing
 American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 1 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
What's wrong with jaw-jaw? In the last century very few world leaders could be compared with Winston Churchill of the Great Britain for his stand against appeasement. And yet he is famously quoted as sayi
 When the Kettle Calls the Pot Black by Gush Shalom
I CANNOT say that I ever liked Ehud Olmert. But now I almost feel sorry for him.It is not pleasant to see how they pounce on him, like jackals and hyenas fighting over a carcass.And that also raises some questions.
 Escaping Forwards by Gush Shalom
THE GERMANS call it "die Flucht nach vorne" - escaping forwards. When the situation is desperate, attack! Instead of retreating, advance!When there is no way out, storm ahead!This method was successful
 With Friends Like These... by Gush Shalom
LATELY WE are flooded with friends. The Great of the Earth, past and present, come here to flatter us, to fawn on us, to grovel at our feet. "God, save me from my friends, my enemies I can deal with myself!" says
 9/11's Great What If?! by Leah Sellers
September 11, 2001. The World Trade Center and thousands of lives in and around that national symbol of American/Global wealth, might and power, are destroyed, desecrated by judgmental, hate-filled religious and political fervor from without and w
 ...Namely the State of Israel by Ovi Magazine Guest
EVERY TIME I hear the voice of David Ben-Gurion uttering the words \"Therefore we are gathered here…\" I think of Issar Barsky, a charming youngster, the little brother of a girl-friend of mine.The last time we met wa
 Be the Change - Youth for a Future without War by Leila Dregger
In the Peace Research Center Tamera/Portugal, the Summer University will take place from July 21st to the 30th with the title: "Be the Change - Youth for a Future without War". It is being organized by the young people
 PROJECT "Future Without War" by Alexandra Pereira
Objective of this project – built up over 30 years – together with its worldwide cooperation partners: freeing the earth from violence and war.
 World peace model #2: UN reformWorld peace model #2: UN reform by Joseph Gatt
The UN was created in 1945 to promote world peace through mutual cooperation. If Pax UN is to be achieved, the UN should change its form of governance, and be transformed into a more democratic body.In a July 2007 estimate,
 The New Wars of Climate Change by Luis Alves
Conflict syndrome
 New world disorder # 1: Global InjusticeNew world disorder # 1: Global Injustice by Joseph Gatt
For similar crimes, here’s how people don’t get different punishments:-A guy lies about his religion or ethnicity to avoid racial prejudice from other people. He gets caught and his friends think it’s so l
 Peace Art 2 by Alexandra Pereira
Alexandra Pereira returns with more political imagery in her 'Peace Art' series.For the f
 Ovi's Person of the Year 2007: Alan Johnston by Asa Butcher
When we asked you to nominate your candidate for Ovi's Person of the Year 2007 we didn't expect to receive such a positive response. Thanks to each of you who took the time to contact us and offer us your choice
 Silent Night by Jack Wellman
Flare after flare was followed by a thundering hail of machine guns. Rapid strobes of light pierced the darkness, each light a deadly shot. Noise, confusion, and an incessant roar of mortars, make this grim scene seem hell on earth. In Europe
 Peace Art by Alexandra Pereira
Inspired by Yoko Ono's 'Peace Wave' that encourgages everybody to print the 'War Is Over' poster and place it in their window, Alexandra Pereira has created her own 'Peace Series'.
 Art in Politics - Symbiotic or parasitic? by Thanos Kalamidas
When you were young, before getting on this cynical carousel we are all in, I’m sure there were moments you imagined that there are no countries, nothing to kill or die for and that all the people live in peace. I have and sometimes I sti
 End the Siege on Gaza by The Ovi Team
We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, support and uphold the call of a coalition of organizations and individuals in Gaza for an international campai
 Let the Peace Wave Grow by Alexandra Pereira
I was just 2 1/2 months old when a shameful (for humanity) event of the 20th century happened: John Ono Lennon was killed outside the Dakota Building by the fool Mark David Chapman, in New York City. This act of evilness,
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